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Sep 20, 2012 5:00am PDT
, you shared with me that your organization has previously supported a measure that mark leno brought forward to lower the punishment for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana to a misdemeanor to an infraction. in this case your organization is essentially opposed to it. what do you say to mr. adelman and mr. gascon? >> i think one of the things i want to point out is that in terms of the changes currently taking place in california's criminal justice system is that we have embarked on a very, very large experiment and that's called realignment. prison population in california is going to approach by -- or sometime next year the federal mandate of 130,000. we've already released some 50,000 individuals to serve their time locally, and these offenses that we were talking about here are currently in the list of offenses that were to be served in county jails now. and if the notion here is to provide services and treatment to these individuals from a practical point of view, and i lean heavily on my experience as a misdemeanor prosecutor for all those years when we did possession
Sep 1, 2012 6:37pm PDT
hammer, everything out there is a nail. but i just don't see senator leno's legislation fostering any different. now, if you're talking ultimately decriminalization, because i think this is where this is headed, then that's a different story. >> marty, let me just ask you, has your organization put together any information that would counter claims that decriminalization in this manner has been successful in these other states that have moved in that direction? >> we have not. we have not done any white papers on that issue. >> wendy, can you respond to marty's last argument? he's in effect saying if you come into the criminal justice system with a drug possession charge as a felony, you probably won't end up with a felony conviction if you're willing to seek treatment and very unlikely you would go to prison. you agree with that? >> i think it depends on which county you're in. i think san francisco is the only county in the state that currently has a prop 36 court that is still actively working because the state has defunded all the prop 36 courts in efforts across the state. so i t
Sep 1, 2012 6:07pm PDT
in califoia to support senator leno's direction. why is that? >> i want to thank marty for being here. even though we disagree, i think it was really important to have the point of view of the 57 other elected d.a.'s in the state. i think it's important to understand in our dialogue so marty, thank you for being here. >> thank you. >> marty is someone i respect a great deal and he has been involved in public safety for a number of years and doing very momably serving the l.a. city attorney as well as his current position. actually, for me this has been a journey, it's not like a light switch went on yesterday. i have been involved in public safety for about 30 years. i have seen the war on drugs from the ground up. i have seen it as a police officer, young police officer walking, foot beat in south central and east l.a. i saw the revolving door, the impact that that revolving door was having in many communities and as i rose through the ranks, i began to take a different look at the way we dealt with crime and the way we dealt with public safety and as i evolved throughout the ye
Sep 2, 2012 8:37am PDT
our discussion. earlier this year, california state senator mark leno introduced legislation that would revise the penalty for simple drug possession under the state law, making drug possession laws that punish as a felony would now be punished as a misdemeanor. the new legislation, sb-1506, does not apply to anybody involved in selling or manufacturing drugs. the stated purpose of the bill is that it would help alleviate overcrowding in state prisons and county jails, and ease pressure on california's court system and result in millions of dollars in annual savings for both state and local governments. senator mark leno who couldn't join us today as been quoted as saying, quote, there's been no evidence to suggest long prison sentences deter or limit people from abusing drugs. in fact, time behind bars and felony records often have horrible, unintended consequences for people trying to overcome addiction because they are unlikely to receive drug treatment in prison and have few job prospects and educational opportunities when they leave. this legislation will help implement publi
Sep 13, 2012 5:00am PDT
leno's measure would say it's not the amount of drug that somebody is in possession of, the fact that they're using drugs indicates they've got to find a way to supply themselves with ongoing, you know, sources of drugs or by taking the drugs, they're going to place themselves in a state that makes them more likely to commit crime. is this a valid argument? >> well, i think there are -- i think not everybody who uses drug is a drug addict. and there's a segment of the population that recreationally uses narcotics and don't necessarily need treatment and they certainly don't need a felony conviction. that having been said, if you are an addict, it doesn't make any sense to turn you into a felon addict. we just heard that person before very eloquently talk about spending most of his life incarcerated. and he's made it. but the fact of the matter is, encumbrance of a felony conviction is so debilitating. countless of times you run into people who can't get housing, can't get education, can't get jobs, it's a trap. if we deal with addiction it makes no sense to turn an addict into a
Sep 30, 2012 9:00am PDT
list of supporters for senator leno's measure, it's heavily supported by people in the treatment community. i think that that's great because we all understand that treatment does work. treatment in these forms of addiction will help these people get on track because they are broken. i think there is a general understanding among the prosecution community that that is the case, that treatment is the goal. but in my mind and in the minds of the majority of the d.a.'s around the state, the current state of misdemeanors and with our county jails being overcrowded, no person sentenced to a misdemeanor offense is going to do any jail time whatsoever. if they don't have jail as an incentive to engage in treatment, then there's nothing there, other than their own will to finally do something about their addiction. >> let me just ask you as a follow-up, what do you say, then, that the only thing -- if you're saying that currently being charged with a felony is going to result in drug treatment or maybe a sentence that isn't going to send someone to state prison, what do you say to someon
Sep 20, 2012 4:00pm EDT
years old. and i was the movie star kid. >> dr. phil: you say jay leno bullied you. >> jay leno kicks everybody that can't fight back. mommy and daddy think it's funny. so that's what little kids learn. i saw jay leno one day. i was riding my motorcycle. i went to this joint called the rock store. he shows up and i'm watching. he walks over here to sign some autographs. i walked up to him. i said one of these days i'm going to find you without your himchmen and i'm going to rip your face open. he has never talked about me again. not a word. when you scratch a bully, you always find a coward. >> dr. phil: sometimes people don't know if you're serious or if you're kidding. i get the feeling when you talked to jay leno, you were serious. >> i'm still serious about that. if i found jay leno alone, i would settle for putting him in the hospital. i'd rather do worse but i'd settle for putting him in the hospital. >> dr. phil: see, the thing i wonder -- >> i have to say this. >> dr. phil: go ahead. >> one more time. i have no people skills. i never have had. [laughter] i'm not house broken.
Sep 30, 2012 9:30am PDT
, whether or not that program would be positively or adversely affected by senator leno's proposal. >> yes, let me start with the first question concerning juveniles. i think juveniles definitely need to be treated differently, and certainly here in san francisco, we do. we very seldom -- in fact, i know for a fact we've not criminalized simple possession drugs. there's a lot of other vehicles we use to deal with juveniles before it ever gets to a prosecution for possession of drugs. and i think that there's some good reasons for that. i think that when we're talking about juveniles, we should explore every possibility that we can to decriminalize juvenile behavior in order to provide them with an opportunity to correct their behavior and move on so they can get education and get employment and they can become a productive member of society. and generally the juveniles, again, that we deal with are not any different than the adults we deal with. these are juveniles that often come from homes where supervision of the home is either not there or is very lacking. there's really a significant
Sep 26, 2012 2:30am PDT
unlimited. plus ann romney on leno last night telling jay about the thriftiness of her super rich husband. that clip later in the show. first let's get to the news live at 5:30 a.m. here at 30 rock in new york city. and we begin on the campaign trail where exactly one week out now from the first presidential debate. and there is brand new polling this morning from three key swing states that will raise major concerns inside the romney campaign. of likely voters, president obama now leads mitt romney by 10 percentage points in the state of ohio. that's a double digit lead in the state no republican has lost and then won the presidency. the president up nine points in florida. that is absolutely a must win state for romney. mr. obama now opening up a 12 point lead in pennsylvania according to this poll. that's a state, though, republicans have all but written off. those numbers echo polling from the "washington post" which gave the president an eight point advantage in ohio but put him up only four points in the state of florida. ohio in particular shaping up as a critical battlegro
Sep 10, 2012 4:00pm PDT
on jay leno. back in march, i don't know what leno's politics are but he asked a good question. leno asking clear common sense questions and i think he boxed in romney on this pre-existing condition thing. you're trying to defend him. watch your candidate try to defend himself on leno. >> people with pre-existing conditions, as long as they've been insured before, they're going to be able to continue to have insurance. >> suppose they were never insured? >> if they were 45 years old and they say i want insurance because i have heart disease, hey, guys, we can't play the game like that. you have to get insurance when you're well and if you get ill, you're doing to be covered. >> yeah, but a lot of people -- i only mention this because i know guys that work in the auto industry and they're not covered because they're working brake dust and they haven't been able to get insurance. they get to be 30, 35, they were never able to get insurance before, now they have it. that seems like a good thing. >> we'll look at a circumstance for someone who is ill and hasn't been insured so far
Sep 12, 2012 12:35am EDT
him, and so i ended up going on leno. >> jimmy: really? >> sorry, and -- [ laughter ] >> jimmy: we can name other friends of your past that you're trying to get in touch with, as well. our show does that, too. >> oh, really? >> jimmy: you go on leno. you go on leno, and you find frankie? >> my friend, kenny andrizzi and i went to high school, i wouldn't mind getting in touch with him. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: that's pretty good. kenny andrizzi. >> yeah, yeah. >> jimmy: yeah, you can find him. >> last i heard -- chicago. but anyway, okay, so, frankie. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah, that frankie. so, you find frankie? you find him and then you go, "hey, dude, we should just write a play." >> yeah, well, his brother was watching leno when i asked for him, and the next thing you know, we're hanging in los angeles. and we're like, "i think we got all these great characters. let's write a play." and so we did. and it's a kind of seriously -- well, challenging play in the sense of colorful language and twisted humor, just so you know. >> jimmy: count us in. count us in. we love that, both of thos
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Sep 13, 2012 1:00am PDT
leno over president obama. we hope you stay tuned to those reports. uing updates on te channel throughout the evening. now back to birl. >> bill: unresolved patrol car segment tonight. situation in the middle east going down hill fast. in addition to the murets of americans last night, israel is now saying he as we mentioned that president obama is insulting their government over the iran situation. apparently prime minister netanyahu again we mentioned this with dick morris wanted to meet with president obama when he comes to new york city next week but the president says he can't take that meeting. joining us from washington, fox news political analyst charles krauthammer. let's advance the story. i know you talked with bret baier and the guys about it at 6:00. going forward here, you have four americans dead. libya. i don't know we can't hold anybody accountable because the libyan government is not even functioning very much. but in israel you can hold them accountable. we do going fd in both of those places? >> you mean in egypt we can hold them accountable. >> bill: in egy
Sep 23, 2012 11:00pm EDT
and calling. >> al: tune in to "the tonight show" with jay leno this week. this week on nbc. so the ravens down now by nine. 50 seconds into the fourth quarter. danny woodhead very key figure for new england's attack tonight. the stat sheet would not show that but very effective. ravens will take it at the 20 yard line. . so where you living now, will? will: [ inner voice ] where am i living? the only place i can afford. here it is, just like you left it. will: [ inner voice ] okay, i was smart enough to notice that this totally loaded daily double is now on the mcdonald's extra value menu. only paid a buck 99. so hey, i can handle this. i got this great kind of loft space. no way. cool. [ male announcer ] check out mcdonald's extra value menu and find the big taste of the daily double for just $1.99. just one of the great extra value menu tastes. the simple joy of being smart. ♪ first, you make sure your truck's got the biggest brakes in its class. and you wouldn't want a cubbyhole for a cabin. you'd want leg room. more than any other half-ton. so you can stretch out after a hard
Sep 19, 2012 11:00pm PDT
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